Speed & Efficiency – How to Groom a Daisy Dog in Less Than 45 Minutes from Start to Finish
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Runtime:44 minutes, 55 seconds
Don’t think you can get a little matted dog done in less than 45 minutes? Think again! Suesan Watson creates this adorable Personality trim in just that. We’re talkin’ rough cut, bath, blow dry, and finish! To prove to you it CAN BE DONE, we shot this in real time. You’ll see the clock counting down the time in the corner of the screen once she sets to work. Talking slows any stylist down so we asked Sue not to talk during this lesson. Instead we’ve added sub-titles as she works over the dog. The silence allows her to fully concentrate on the task at hand. She is working safely. She is working efficiently. And she is working to get a quality result. We think she hit the mark with this little dog. Check it out and see what you think! As you watch, notice the focus and her body positioning as she grooms this little daisy dog.
In this video you will learn:
- Not all 45 minute jobs need to be shave offs
- The secret to bathing a dog in 5 minutes or less
- Tricks to keep the clipper cord out of your way
- Sues secret to working efficiently
- How to create a super cute head style in no time
Suesan is a third generation pet stylist whose dynamic career stretches over 40 years. A “Certified Master Groomer”, she owns a successful mobile grooming business, serving the Chicago/Northwest Suburban area. Sue is proud to be part of Wahl’s “Extreme Team” and is approved by the “United Show Managers’ Alliance” as a “Sanctioned Judge”.
She began grooming competitively in 1995, and has received many class and group placings. Sue is a winner of the “Wahl 2003 Groomer of the Year” award, and only recipient of three consecutive “Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards for American Groomer of the Year”. In addition, Suesan has been nominated multiple times for “Cardinal Grooming Contest Judge of the Year”, and Cardinal “Congeniality” awards.
Making “Groom Team USA” in 2000, Suesan was in the top five positions for five years in a row, before retiring from competing to become a judge in 2005. Her 2004 placings garnered her the honor of competing with the “Groom Team USA Travel Team” in France, in 2005; with the USA team placing second, only one point behind France. Sue also won “Best Clipping” recognition with her Mini-Poodle in the “individual open class”, at the same competition.
Her keen eye for dogs, understanding of the “standards” and knowledge of grooming techniques, coupled with her pleasant demeanor, has made Sue a sought after competition judge and speaker, both in the United States and abroad. And with a natural ability to communicate grooming techniques to others in an understanding and often-humorous way, she regularly draws crowds at her seminars and grooming demonstrations around the country. Sue also does private hands-on seminars with individuals and smaller shop groups.
Annually, Suesan teams up with her sister to produce and manage a “Class B” grooming competition in conjunction with the “Chicagoland Family Pet Expo”. This venue allows less experienced groomers to be introduced to competitive grooming in a not so intimidating arena and then continue on to larger shows as their confidence and experience builds. The competition has been very popular with not only the groomers but the average attendees of the show who normally do not see regular grooming competitions.